Davis, Sammy Jr.

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Born: Dec 08, 1925 AD
Died: 1990 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Entertainers, Singer


1925 - Born on the 8th of December in Harlem, New York to Elvera Sanchez, an American of Puerto Rican ancestry, and Sammy Davis, Sr., an African-American entertainer.

1954 - Experienced a car accident in San Bernardino, California and lost his left eye. It occurred in the U.S. Highway 66 at a railroad bridge.

1959 - Became the coolest hep cat in the Rat Pack, led by Frank Sinatra.

1960 - Married May Britt, a white Swedish actress and stirred up a controversy. They had a daughter and adopted 2 sons.

1964 - Starred in the Broadway Musical " Golden Boy" for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor (Musical) but lost to Zero Mostel for " Fiddler on the Roof".

1968 - Divorced May Britt and admitted that he had an affair with Lola Falana.

1970 - Dated and married Altovise Gore, a dancer in "Golden Boy" until his death.

1972 - Left Reprise Records but performed one song before leaving. The song "Candy Man" was the biggest hit record of his career.

1990 - Died of complications from throat cancer, on 16th of May in Beverly Hills, California.

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